Courtesy of Fazlul Kabir Sina, Bangla Channel, Bangladesh.

The 16.1 km course across the Bangla Channel will be site of the 13th Fortune Bangla Channel Swimming 2018 in March.

Following in the wake of the inaugural swim in 2006 by Lipton Sarker, Fazlul Kabir Sina and Salman Saeed, 33 swimmers – some as young as 12 – will attempt the crossing in the Bangla Channel from Teknaf to St. Martin’s Island in Bangladesh’s Bay of Bengal.

Kabir explains, “The year 2018 will be the 13th edition of Bangla Channel Crossing. We always have been trying to train the youth of our society to develop an interest into open water sea swimming.

This year, youth from Dhaka of different age groups and different walks of life demonstrated their love for and interest in open water swimming training.

We intend to carry on nationwide swimming campaign to include all 64 districts of Bangladesh for our future sea events in a bid to create a platform for open water sea swimmers of Bangladesh.”

Entrants in the 13th Fortune Bangla Channel Swimming 2018
1. Fazlul Kabir Sina (55 years old)
2. Mohammad Emadul Haque Sarker (45)
3. Moniruzzaman (48)
4. Mohammad Shamsuzzaman Arafat (28)
5. Shahadat Baser (25)
6. Abdullah Al Imran (37)
7. Shohag Biswas (28)
8. Sheikh Mahbub Ur Rahman (43)
9. Saiful Islam Rasel (22)
10. Sakib Al Hoque (18)
11. Stephane Norde
12. Rafiqul Islam (32)
13. Lotifur Rahman (19)
14. Al Shad Sarker (14)
15. Abdullah Al Roman (29)
16. Mahbubur Rahman (24)
17. Washiur Rahman (30)
18. Muntasir Mahmood Sami (29)
19. Mizanur Rahman (66)
20. S.I.M Ferdous Alom (36)
21. Sajjad Hosen (21)
22. Musa Harun (15)
23. Nayon Islam (18)
24. Masud Rana (47)
25. ShangkorChandro Barmon (17)
26. Firoz Mia (15)
27. Sajib Islam (15)
28. Siyam Magferat (13)

29. Rayhan (12)
30. Rasheda Khatun (20)
31. Marium Akter (19)
32. Rokaya Akter (20)
33. Maloti Khatun (12)

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